Life is actually a very short finite thing. Each day there are only so many waking hours of which one can only pour in so much energy. Do you decide to pour it all into useful work, spending time with family, spending time doing nothing but watching television or playing games, or whatever. The bottom line is that we have to decide how we want to expend that in a way that will make us as contented as we can be. We will miss the mark obviously but that doesn’t mean that one has to engage in behaviors that they know are moving opposite that direction.